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New York Times, Tuesday, November 27, 1984

4-Down : Inflammation of the ear

Author:
John Dreyer
Editor:
Eugene T. Maleska
Rows: 15, Columns: 15, Words: 74, Blocks: 36, Avg Word Len: 5.11, Missing: { F J Q V X Y Z }, Scrabble score: 256 (avg 1.35)
Open Squares: 71, Cheaters: 2, FITB: 3, XRef: 0, Words that never appeared in a previous NYT crossword: 3
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© 1984, The New York TimesNo. 12,803
Across
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Phrase with a solidus : ANDOR
6
Record : DISC
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Relative pronoun : WHO
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Crucifixion scene : PIETA
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Numerical combining form : OCTO
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Molt : SHED
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Varnish ingredient : RESIN
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Inert element : NEON
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Tailless amphibian : TOAD
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Erstwhile rock 'n' roller : LITTLERICHARD
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Birthplace of St. Francis : ASSISI
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Mortimer's friend : CHARLIE
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Net judges' calls : LETS
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Successor to J.A.G. : CAA
29
Fred and Mel : ALLENS
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Winners at the polls : INS
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Sorts : KINDS
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Rocky shelf : LEDGE
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The Polkas' comic-strip daughter : LITTLEDOT
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Spain's Gulf of ___ : ROSAS
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Combining form of interest to a chiropractor : SACRO
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Biblical king : ASA
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Devious plan : SCHEME
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Latin affirmative : ITA
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He wrote "Moses" : ASCH
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Earthy : TERRENE
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City of a famous edict : NANTES
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Site of a Sioux victory : LITTLEBIGHORN
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Ice-cream holder : CONE
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Most common metal : IRON
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Gives off : EMITS
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Certain Amerinds : UTES
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___ Fein : SINN
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Assistants : AIDES
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Feminine suffix : ESS
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Sawbucks : TENS
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Settlement documents : DEEDS
Down
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The "cruellest" mo. : APR
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Television surveyor : NIELSEN
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Ceases : DESISTS
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Inflammation of the ear : OTITIS
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Declaims violently : RANTS
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Completed : DONE
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Cake decorator : ICER
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Zeno disciple : STOIC
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Anatomical shell-like structure : CONCHA
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Designed like a fingerprint : WHORLED
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Paragraph topper : HEADING
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Singular : ODD
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Hollywood hopeful : STARLET
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Lawful : LICIT
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Call to the hounds : HALLOO
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Clay, later : ALI
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Dir. from Salt Lake City to Denver : ESE
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Formicary denizens : ANTS
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Two-time loser to Dwight : ADLAI
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Fate : KISMET
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Shakers, for example : SECT
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Ophelia's brother : LAERTES
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Sturm und ___ : DRANG
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Q-U connection : RST
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American cats : OCELOTS
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Pilgrims' destinations : SHRINES
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Straddling : ASTRIDE
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Like a sachet : SCENTED
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Cries of surprise : AHS
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Volunteer : ENLIST
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Lack of identity : ANOMIE
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Uncanny : EERIE
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In the lead : AHEAD
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Capital of the B.R.D. : BONN
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Admiral Benbow, etc. : INNS
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Equipment for Mosconi : CUE
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Draft org. : SSS

Answer summary: 2 unique to this puzzle, 1 debuted here and reused later.

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